sharing in governance of extractive industries
Community liaison officers - or CLOs - play a vitally important role in developing and maintaining relationships with communities living close to the sites of company operations. When their role is structured and supported well, CLOs make an essential contribution to a company’s social licence to operate. Yet in regions where regulations and institutions are weak, where there is little awareness of the corporate world, and where needs and expectations are high, these roles can be…Continue
International standards have evolved since the 1960s to protect the rights of indigenous peoples facing major energy and mining activities on their lands. Businesses and investors are increasingly aware of the risks of failing to respect indigenous rights. In a recent example, when the city of Seattle ended its contract with Wells Fargo in February 2017 in…Continue
A newly developed ranking evaluates the public commitments, formalized procedures and institutional arrangements of resource-extraction companies for handling indigenous rights in the Arctic. The purpose of the ranking is to support norm formation and to contribute to improving the performance of companies on indigenous rights by highlighting which companies have made a public commitment to indigenous rights, and to what extent.
The ranking covers 92 oil, gas and mining companies…Continue